Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

24 hours cancelation policy - If not canceled 24 hours in advance, the first night of the stay will be charged

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

NOW FULLY AIR CONDITIONED and climate controlled private rooms and dorms set in a spacious villa with high ceilings and large open areas, when you arrive at Vivo Escondido you step into the ultimate holiday home by the beach. We welcome you with open arms and friendly smiles to join our little family and explore the beauty and magic of Puerto Escondido. Laze in the hammocks or practice yoga on the roof terrace, as the breeze from the ocean washes over you. Play a round of table tennis, have a beer by the pool, watch the sunset from the rooftop, cook your favourite meals in our fully equipped kitchen or just explore all the different art and murals covering our walls. We provide the perfect setting to interact with other guests and make friends for life.

We are close to the best swimming beaches of Puerto Escondido and a 5 minute walk from the beginner/intermediate break at Playa Carrizalillo. As well as homemade breakfast, you can enjoy great restaurants nearby ranging from Middle Eastern cuisine to seafood straight from the ocean, to pizza and even sushi. Come with an open mind and you will leave with a full heart, new friends, and a promise to return to your home away from home.

Breakfast included.
Reception opened from 7am to 11pm.
Please let us know if you will arrive before 7am or after 11pm so that we can welcome you. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Jan 2020
    This is easily the best hostel I've stayed in. Every detail works, from great property to actually working kitchen utensils. It's run like the owners actually care you have a good time and lovely group activities tend to ensue.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2019
    Amazing hostel. Super social, and really nice facilities. Has a pool and table tennis to keep you occupied if you’re not wanting to venture to the beach. Super close to Playa Carazalillo and a bunch of nice food places. Sunset from the roof is amazing. Tommy and the team have done so well, was the best place to spend New Years, had an amazing time. Recommend to anyone staying in Puerto Escondido.
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2019
    Best hostel ever - been here a few times! I’ll be back again soon :)
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Dec 2019
    Really cool hostel with a great community vibe and common spaces. the owner is a really cool guy. Keep strumming those strings bro! Cheers.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Dec 2019
    This hostel is great! So clean, extremely close to all the main swimming beaches! Tommy runs the place really well and doesn’t shy from having a few beers with the guests! Would definitely stay again- also make sure you check out papa tots
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    15 Dec 2019
    Vivo Escondido was a perfect beach hostel, run by an Englishmen and some great volunteers. Very chilled out atmosphere, can party a little if you wish. Hostel is clean and tidy. Kitchen is good. Breakfast was provided and varied each day. Location is ideal so so close to Playa Carrizalillo which is a stunning beach! Air con in bedrooms on at night, hammock on the roof terrace.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Dec 2019
    Tommy and his staff were lovely and helpful, and with a fridge full of cold beers available, I had a great stay.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Dec 2019
    Hostel that just feels like a big share house with all your friends! Friendly and social vibes but has rooftop hammocks if you prefer to chill out on your own! The best of both
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Jan 2020
    Great location being next to the swimming beaches and food spots. Kitchen was big and stocked with spices. Staff were nice. The hostel was big enough to have your own space (rooftop hammocks, pool, dining/living areas) but also small enough to be social and meet people. Only feedback is the consistently clogged showers (could be due to sand and hair) and the toilets not very clean given the number of people sharing. Overall great hostel, would recommend.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    02 Dec 2019
    Super close to one of the beaches and to restaurants but everyone there seemed varying degrees of sick while we were there so I don’t know if it was the free breakfast - the kitchen is crawling with ants (I’m from a tropical country too, ants are always a danger but that’s why I’m very clean) or if it was the overwhelming heat- no cool spaces in the whole place during the day as ceiling fans always turned off and one tiny fan in the large dorm. Hell in there if you have food poisoning.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room